Friday, November 8, 2013
Change. It's Good.
NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT? Depends on how you get here, from another blogroll (thank you bloggy friends), stumbling in here lost, or signed up, you may notice that I've changed the name. "Inside the Mountain's Skin" was the title of a failed memoir and it's time to move on. The new title reflects more of how I feel now. The mountains are not an escape from the world anymore but a calling. The old picture, with tents on the ridge above Bear Lake, was one of my absolute favorites. It was a time when all was finally right with the world after a long period of darkness. But in that time, I've moved away from Alaska, left that man behind because his heart was not where he said it was, sadly lost touch with the other people on that trip, and found what I was looking for in another set of mountains. The picture that is on there now, of me on Forrester Pass, was one of the best days of my life. After 15 days on the JMT I felt so strong and unstoppable. I started this blog in 2009 so it was due for a big change! No living in the past! So what's up for the future? Well, that's up to you (kind of)! I wouldn't keep this blog up if nobody read or nobody commented on it. My writing life is lonely enough as it is! I labor for years on a manuscript that may never see the light of day. So let me know! What do you like to read about? What makes you come back to certain blogs? As for me, while I will probably still write a lot about hiking and backpacking, I hope to expand a little to other outdoor explorations, both big and small. This will never be a "here's my gym workout for the day" or "Here's what I ate today" type blog. But I am feeling the need to mix things up. Any suggestions are welcome! Here's a question: What's the best change you ever made? For me (the big stuff) Ditching an expected path that was becoming too miserable to contemplate. (The little stuff) Hiking more and running less. I just feel better!